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Guardian - Reproductive Rights

  • *Female Democrats rally around Planned Parenthood amid abortion rule dispute
    2020 candidates decried restrictions as organization’s acting president and CEO predicted many will ‘delay or go without care’The Democratic party’s top female leaders, including several contenders for the presidential nomination, have rallied around Planned Parenthood amid the organization’s high-profile dispute with the Trump administration over abortion provision. Related: Google loop…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 3:34pm -
  • *Denying single women IVF is a cruel policy that belongs in the past | Genevieve Roberts
    The idea that solo mothers are a ‘burden on society’ is morally bankrupt, bigoted and flagrantly incorrectWhen I look at my newborn son, whose eyes crinkle as he smiles, and his older sister who wakes each morning asking to give him cuddles, I find it hard to believe that the NHS would describe our family as a “burden on society”.But, because I’m a single mother who used fertility treatm…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 12:44pm -
  • *Anti-abortion groups rally after decriminalisation bill delayed until September
    A vote on the bill to decriminalise abortion had been expected this week but opponents have campaigned furiously against itThousands of anti-abortion protesters have rallied outside the NSW parliament after opponents of a bill to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales successfully delayed a final vote on the legislation until next month.The parliament’s upper house began debating the reproduc…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 9:43am -
  • *Why are women obsessed with true crime? Rachel Monroe has some answers
    Monroe, the author of Savage Appetites, reckons with women, crime and obsession: ‘I like my true crime a bit problematic’Why are so many women obsessed with true crime – and what does it say about our society?In Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession (Scribner, 20 August), journalist Rachel Monroe weaves crime reporting, cultural criticism and personal essay into a…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 6:00am -
  • Praise for female aid workers rings hollow when harassment is pervasive
    Aid agencies should be champions for gender equality – so why do female employees face violence and discrimination from men who see them as ‘too pretty for complex issues’?Is sexual harassment the most important issue facing female humanitarians? If you say yes, you are not alone. In a poll promoted on social media, 41% of respondents identified harassment as the top concern for female aid w…
    - 2 days ago 18 Aug 19, 9:00am -
  • Mums-to-be reject baby showers for ‘mother blessings’
    Increasingly popular spiritual gatherings controversially borrow from Navajo traditionsFirst there was the baby shower, then came the gender-reveal party. Now parents-to-be are embarking on a new way of celebrating imminent parenthood: the “mother blessing”.Unlike other baby events, where the emphasis is on gifts for the newborn, these gatherings are focused on nurturing the mother-to-be and w…
    - 2 days ago 18 Aug 19, 7:59am -
  • The misogyny Steve King embodies is very much in the DNA of the Republican party
    The Republican party is very much Steve King’s party – don’t let any Republican try and pretend otherwiseSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
    - 3 days ago 17 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • I’m angry, sore, and bloated. Is this the menopause? The more I read, the less I know

    - 3 days ago 17 Aug 19, 8:59am -
  • Inside the 'fake clinics' where women are persuaded to carry pregnancies to term
    ‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ give counseling, pregnancy tests – and outnumber abortion providers three to one in GeorgiaIn her office at the Crossroads Pregnancy Center in Milledgeville, Georgia, Pam Alford hung a picture of a grave-filled cemetery in memory of the thousands of the abortions taking place every day in America. Or so says the caption.Other indications of the center staff’s att…
    - 4 days ago 16 Aug 19, 7:00am -
  • Union boss Dave Prentis accuses Labour of meddling with female shortlists
    Unison boss Dave Prentis urges Jeremy Corbyn to protect safe seats meant for female MPsThe boss of the UK’s largest trade union has accused the Labour leadership of “trading” seats intended for female candidates in order to allow “favourite sons” to take up the safest Labour seats set to be vacated at the next election.In an extraordinary broadside at senior party figures, Unison general…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 9:49pm -
  • How ‘bridezilla’ became this summer’s biggest sexist slur
    They tell bridesmaids to lose weight, force fiances into second jobs – and one reportedly asked a friend to have an abortion. Bridezilla stories are tabloid catnip, but what do they tell us?It is wedding season, and as surely as an Ed Sheeran-soundtracked first dance follows a street-food-truck meal, stories of brides behaving badly are keeping the internet stoked. There is a whole group on the…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 10:30am -
  • She fights every 'troll, psycho and perv' she can find – and uses the law to do it
    After grappling with a ‘psycho ex’ of her own, lawyer Carrie Goldberg takes a stand for victims of online harassment, deepfakes and revenge pornIn 2012, Carrie Goldberg, a lawyer, met a man she calls her “psycho ex”. The man swept her off her feet and treated her like royalty, which is why it took a while for her to notice how he had began to slowly violate her privacy: he took photos of h…
    - 7 days ago 13 Aug 19, 6:00am -
  • The story of The Dress: how a £40 Zara frock stole the summer
    This year’s unexpected viral fashion hit is suitable for all weathers and sizes, as comfortable as a nightie and currently unavoidable. But why are its fans so happy to be seen in the same outfit as someone else?The dress is very good friends with leather jackets, red lipstick, Birkenstocks, Veja trainers, totes and cross-body shoulder bags. It does not have time for the performance of modern fe…
    - 9 days ago 11 Aug 19, 3:00pm -
  • For women like me, postponing the menopause would be a blessing | Sonia Sodha
    Scientific advances that prolong fertility can only be a benefit to many would-be mothersLet us imagine for a moment that we lived in a world where male fertility dropped off a cliff by the time men hit their mid 40s, leaving a group of men who wanted to have children but couldn’t. When would science have produced a fix?I am going to hazard a guess that it would have been quite some time ago. Bu…
    - 9 days ago 11 Aug 19, 6:02am -
  • Repeat after me: you don't need to get fit to get married
    A recent article advised women on how to ‘tone up’ and ‘eat right’ for their wedding day – another sign we just can’t winIf you think women can finally live a day without being reminded of their place in the pecking order (if you’re a woman, you’re laughing right now) – think again.All you need do is look around, and you will find countless examples of bog-standard, thoughtless s…
    - 11 days ago 9 Aug 19, 6:30pm -
  • How a conference call sparked America's abortion obsession – video explainer
    White evangelical Christians are on the frontline of the US's anti-abortion movement. But not so long ago this group was not interested in the politics of terminations. Its members are a crucial faction of Donald Trump's base, motivating him to further restrict abortion rights. How did it all change? Leah Green investigates how a group of men turned abortion into a tool that shaped the course…
    - 19 days ago 1 Aug 19, 11:13am -
  • 'People don't even look at me': eight black women discuss politics of light and dark skin – video
    As part of our Shades of Black series, we invited eight women to talk about their experience of colorism in their relationships, careers and everyday life. Colorism is the discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone. This means that darker-skinned black people have to fight prejudice even within their own community, where lighter skin is seen as more desirable. As such, darker-skin…
    - 8 Apr 19, 6:00am -
  • Tulip Siddiq: ‘I needed a caesarean – instead I was at parliament’
    The Labour MP was forced to postpone her C-section to vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Her battle to bring parliament into the 21st century is far from wonWhen the Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq found out she was pregnant with her second child, which must have been roughly nine months and three weeks ago, “I said to Chris, my husband: ‘Thank God it’s [due at] the end of Janua…
    - 12 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • Women's March 2019: Tens of thousands take to streets across the world – video
    Demonstrators march on the streets of Washington, Berlin and London on Saturday as part of the global Women's March to protest against violence against women and the impact of policies of austerityWomen’s March 2019: thousands around the world march to demand gender equality – liveWomen's March: 30 countries set to take part in third global protestContinue reading...
    - 19 Jan 19, 7:27pm -
  • In praise of loud women – the joy and power of being noisy and female
    My big voice was frowned upon when I was a girl in the 70s. Now, celebrities from Beyoncé to Michelle Obama are helping to tear up the idea of what a woman should sound likeNo one wants to sit next to a loud woman. I know this because someone recently moved the placement card on a dinner table to get away from me. That label – “loud woman” – has never been a compliment, even though some o…
    - 6 Nov 18, 10:00am -
  • Watch out white, liberal ladies – Reductress has got you in its sights
    The feminist website is known for its searing satire of women’s media. Now, with a TV show in the works, the site’s founders reveal their new targetA little over a decade ago, the writer Christopher Hitchens wrote a column for Vanity Fair entitled Why Women Aren’t Funny. It caused a bit of a stir. To imagine it being published today, however, is to blanch at the thought of Hitchens being dra…
    - 17 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Men hold the top 14 positions in Theresa May’s cabinet. Proof she’s replicating Thatcher
    How depressing, in this centenary year of the suffragette movement, that the prime minister’s inner circle is as male as John Major’sTheresa May’s emergency cabinet reshuffle promoted more men called Jeremy than it did women in general, MP Nicky Morgan has pointed out, which means that after the prime minister, the top 14 places in the cabinet are now occupied by men. Morgan’s statement sh…
    - 16 Jul 18, 5:59pm -

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